It seems like just yesterday that Microsoft was telling us about the Surface Pro 2
– and, come to think of it, it was only eight months ago. But with the company still trying to get a strong foothold in the mobile space, new CEO Satya Nadella and Co. didn't waste any time churning out a new version. Meet the Surface Pro 3.
Entegra Technologies out of Plano, Texas, is now taking order for a new rugged business tablet that's designed to adapt to the constantly changing needs of the mobile workforce, commercial enterprise, the military and utilities sectors. Users can snap on a carry handle or back straps, attach a trackpad-packing keyboard or kickstand, or park the Crossfire Pro in a desk, vehicle or retail dock. Different modules can be installed to ramp up processing power, change the operating system, add NFC capabilities or fingerprint scanning, or incorporate a bar code scanner.
Take a stroll through a Shenzhen Market in China, and you'll probably see more than a few Apple knockoffs from no-name (or "white box") companies. But what happens when one of China's biggest tech companies has a go at the iPad mini
? Meet Xiaomi's Mi Pad.
Japan’s IT show of the year has just kicked off in Tokyo with a full complement of Japan’s principal computer hardware and software companies exhibiting their latest wares. Coinciding with IT Week, Fujitsu has launched a new range of enhanced desktops, notebooks, and tablets aimed squarely at the enterprise market.
Lenovo has announced that its 8-inch ThinkPad business tablet
launched back in January is about to get a bigger brother. The new ThinkPad 10 multimode slate runs Win8.1 (with 64-bit support), is powered by an Atom quad-core processor, and is said to offer users a full PC experience.
LG has announced a significant expansion to its tablet range, adding three new devices to its G Pad line. The new slates, known as the G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 feature – you guessed it – 7, 8 and 10.1-inch displays, and will sit alongside the existing G Pad 8.3 that we reviewed
back in January.
Belkin today announced a new, ultra-thin keyboard case for the iPad Air
. Measuring under 4 mm (0.16 in) thick, the Qode Thin Type Keyboard is aimed at extending the functionality of the tablet, while maintaining the convenience of its lightweight design.
When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad
, he didn't pitch it as a laptop killer. Instead he framed it as a device that sits somewhere in between phone and laptop. Four years later, has the iPad matured enough to compete with a laptop? Let's touch on that, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the 11-in MacBook Air
and the iPad Air
Amazon recently released its streaming set-top box, Fire TV
, that competes with Apple TV and Roku. Using it is straight-forward for basic tasks, but there are other features you can use to get more from the experience. Here's a look at some Fire TV features that aren't immediately apparent.